April 16, 2012

New Arrival

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Breaking News:   We're interrupting our series on Embracing Our Differences for a much anticipated announcement.  Henry and Henrietta, the red shouldered hawks, are proud parents of one fluffy little chick.
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When I took these pics, he had the nest all to himself and appeared to be splitting his time between sudden naps (imagine him slowly slumping over) and introducing himself to the world.  We think he's approximately one week old.   Knowing how protective red shouldered hawks can be, I was especially careful with all my movements while taking these photos.
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Because Henry and Henrietta never seem to be too far away.   This is Henrietta, looking like a proud mama,  perched on a limb about 15 feet up and over from the nest.  I'm so happy the little one finally arrived!  Bravo.

10 comments:

We are: clamco said...

These are the most incredible photographs EVER!!! I'm dying! What a fuzzy little miracle! I'm so happy things turned out well! Soooo special!!! Thank you for this!!!

Jim Klenke said...

I see him, hes cute.

Kate said...

Yes, it is a miracle!! You are a patient and respectful photographer; what a thrill for you to see and photograph!!

Lowell said...

Congratulations for these wonderful shots! What a great job you did. I'd not even think it possible to capture that little sweetie up in a tree!

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Hey little guy!!!

Kathy said...

I hope they let you know what name they've given to their firstborn, and then you'll let us know!

Dina J said...

Such a cute shot of the little head! Love that tiny yellow beak. You have to keep us posted on his progress.

Michelle said...

What a little beauty!

Jack said...

Hey, little one, welcome to the world. I really enjoyed following your visits to the home of Henry and Henrietta at this most important time in their year.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You sound just like a proud mama yourself SRQ, I can see why..I think you have got a bit attached to these beautiful creatures. Congratulations Henry and Henrietta your chick is gorgeous!!